I don't think MOTDx had been on when you posted that, but it has been now, and I had a look at it. It's certainly very distinctive with not a hint of BBC Sport or MOTD (or Reith) branding anywhere.
It seems a bit contrived, it's set in a penthouse flat, in the intro the four of them have to rather self-consciously walk towards the camera, and there was a link where they were playing pool. To me it felt a bit like they were the Salford gang on Why Don't You, but obviously they're aiming at people younger than me who won't make that reference.
I mean, Saint and Greavsie it ain't, but there is space for all kinds of football show and there can be some based around tactics and analysis and some based around culture, the two can co-exist. Certainly it seems a lot more distinctive than The Premier League Show ever did. I probably won't watch it again but I'm an old man. Given how much I shuddered when one of them said his "childhood hero" was Jermain Defoe I'm clearly not in the target audience.
Last edited by Steve Williams on 13 September 2019 8:39am